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At the beginning of this book I felt like the writing was choppy or maybe simplistic, like it was written by a jr. high aged kid. I didn't think I was going to like the book at all. I couldn't really relate to the culture in Cape Verde and was even confused about the time period because they weren't living typical first world lives. I kept having to remind myself that this was taking place in the internet era. But somewhere in the middle and maybe it was when they went to America, I'm not sure, but I forgot all that. The writing matured along with the characters. I still didn't relate to the lives the characters were living since they were so different than my own. I'm not a poor immigrant struggling to understand a new culture, language, and wondering how to meet basic needs. But that gave me insight into what life is like for many other people.
The domestic abuse was horrific and pretty graphic. I was so relieved when Celia finally left. I had been sad that she hadn't taken the offers of help she had been given before.
I loved the sense of community among the immigrants. They were always willing to help and took to each other like family.
For a while I was afraid that we weren't going to have a totally happy ever after but it all ended up being good. There was a lot of sorrow along the way and a sadness over poor choices and lost time but we were still left with a feeling of hope. The evil people were going to get what was coming and the good people would figure out their HEA. Did we ever find out what happens to the Andre's grandmother?
Over all , I liked the story even though the abuse parts were hard to read. It was a little frustrating that the main characters didn't own up to their feelings sooner but really under the circumstances they couldn't. I liked Manny's kindness and goodness and was glad that Celia learned her mother had been wrong about her beauty being so important.
No sex or language but violence- yes. Graphic domestic abuse against woman, women fighting back, also fist fights between men, baby kidnapped at knife point, woman cut with knife.
I love when stories help me to gain a new or better perspective in life. This one was a good reminder of the struggles of immigrants to a new country. It increased my compassion.
I'm not sure what exactly was off for me in this book but I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. Good story elements were all there, I just had a hard time connecting to the writing and sometimes I felt like the story was dragging a bit. As I said before though, there were many things I did enjoy. I'd give this a solid 3/5 stars.
Content: abuse, described (which may be a trigger for some people), mention of affairs with no details, mental breakdown, mild peril, fighting, kissing
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
Excellent job showing me the point of view of an immigrat to the United States.
The way the point of view switched between the two main characters was fine. However, as this book spans YEARS, it makes sense why it skips forward and jumps rapidly throughout the book- I think it was well written for how it was, however, I don't particularly enjoy that style.
Overall, a good Kindle unlimited find. I don't anticipate re reading it (I love Persuasion by this author- that one I re read almost yearly) I didn't feel as invested in the characters in Unforgettable as some of her other books.